Posts for 'Neighborhoods'

10% Affordable Housing Requirement in the University District Rezone

February 16th, 2017

The Council is preparing to vote on the University District Rezone this coming Tuesday, February 21st.  This is the first legislation that will incorporate the Mandatory Housing Affordability legislation, which will require developers to contribute to affordable housing.  While we passed the framework legislation for commercial and residential buildings in 2015 and 2016, this will be […]

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Seeking Justice for Greenwood Businesses Blown Apart by PSE

February 7th, 2017

Nearly one year ago an explosion rocked the Greenwood neighborhood early on the morning of March 9.  The Puget Sound Energy (PSE) gas line explosion traumatized the neighborhood and decimated local businesses. Recently I had the opportunity to stand with five area business owners who shared their stories about the devastating effects on the neighborhood, […]

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Encouraging Safer Environments

April 26th, 2016

As you may have heard, last Saturday afternoon a young man, believed to be using methamphetamine, smashed a window of La Isla Restaurant in Ballard and proceeded to use a shard of glass to attack and injure two people on the sidewalk outside. It is upsetting to see this happen in our community, and I […]

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Greenwood Food Bank Response

April 1st, 2016

Recently, many residents of District 6 and Seattle have contacted my Office regarding the Greenwood Food Bank, and I wanted to address your concerns. For background, in 2014, the Human Services Department (HSD) for the City of Seattle awarded 26 agencies a total of $3.1 million to provide food and meals to low income individuals […]

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Portland’s Neighborhood Greenways Worth Emulating

March 9th, 2011

Last week we joined our fellow Councilmembers, the Mayor, and several local business leaders on a trip to Portland to learn more about their transportation system. One of our favorite parts – and not just because we got to ride our bikes – was a tour of Portland’s “Neighborhood Greenways.” Portland has connected specific neighborhood […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Council approves neighborhood planning update legislation

October 5th, 2010

Award-winning outreach results in comprehensive strategies Seattle – On Monday, October 4, the City Council passed resolutions recognizing the work of over 1,600 community members who worked with the City to update their neighborhood plans in the North Rainier (Res. 31247), Othello (Res. 31246), and North Beacon Hill (Res. 31245) neighborhoods. These documents include updated […]

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Affirming Neighborhood Plan Updates

September 20th, 2010

Can you believe it is September already?  In April, the Council passed a resolution outlining next steps for the three neighborhood plan updates in Othello, North Rainier and North Beacon Hill. The next steps included the May Action planning meetings that many of you attended. The results from those meetings have been incorporated into action-plans […]

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Carbon Neutrality Community Forum Video Link

September 16th, 2010

Just a quick note to let you know the video of Tuesday night’s community forum is posted on the Seattle Channel. Click here to view: http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=2331058 Thank you to everyone who attended or contributed to the success of this event! We have quite a bit of work ahead of us, and I look forward to […]

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Carbon Neutrality Initiative launches website!

July 27th, 2010

This morning the Council received a briefing on the Carbon Neutrality Initiative and our website went live! It’s still a little bare-bones, but we hope it will grow and soon become the hub for communications for folks helping Seattle become a carbon neutral city. In the interim we have created a Facebook Fan Page  and you […]

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District Council Audit – DON accepting public comment on work plan

June 21st, 2010

In 2009, at the request of Councilmember Sally Clark and residents, the City Auditor conducted an audit of the City’s district council system. The audit raised important questions about the role of district councils – such as whether the emphasis is on information sharing or policy – as well as the role of the city […]

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